A gas leak forced several residents in Junction City to leave their homes Wednesday afternoon.

A 4-inch natural gas line main was broken at around 3:30 p.m. near 16th and Madison. Crews from Junction City Police, Fire and Public Works, along with Kansas Gas Service, evacuated residents living in a one block radius of the line break while repairs were made.

Those repairs were completed around 7:30 p.m. and residents were able to return to their homes.